popular topics in childhood safety

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    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Sun Safety
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for Sunscreens
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for SunscreensDid you know the words "waterproof," "sweatproof," and "sunblock" can no longer be used on sunscreen labels? Recent rules implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are aim...
    Erin Dower
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    Pool Safety
    Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water
    First Things First: If you suspect someone is drowning, notify a lifeguard and call for help. Do not waste anytime.  Rescue is only half the job. Reviving someone who has drowned or swallowed water is the other half, and it's equally importa...
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note:...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Cribs and Beds
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues Amidst numerous recalls, safety concerns, and reports of 37 infant deaths between November 2007 and April 2010, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to ban drop-side c...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Head Injuries
    Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions
    If your child plays an organized sport, you know the importance of wearing a helmet. But, new reports show your child's risk of getting a concussion are higher than ever before. Do you know what signs and symptoms to look for if your child suffer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Hot Tubs and Infants
    It is not safe to bring a five-month-old into a whirlpool or jacuzzi-type bath that has a high temperature. ...
  • Sun Safety
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages Do you know what to look for in a sunscreen? Whether your little one has fair or dark skin, the right sunscreen is essential to help protect against sunburn and harmful UVA and UVB rays. Follow these important...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Home Safety
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids? What started as a concern primarily limited to plastic baby bottles has become even more widespread. The chemical Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, has now been shown to be present in a wide array of consumer goods, in...
  • Kids
    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds Bandages have three purposes: to keep wounds clear of infection, to contain bleeding, and to provide additional protection and support. Sterile gauze is preferable, but in an emergency just about anything will make a good bandag...
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    Toy Recalls
    Recent Children's Product Recalls
    Children's products are periodically recalled for healthy and safety reasons. When it comes to your kids' safety, the best defense is to stay informed. Here's a look at some of the most recent product recalls, as well as ways you can stay on top ...
  • Childproofing Steps
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child and tips to keep your ba...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home
    Let's face it - babies and toddlers have the uncanny ability to get into everything. Those curious hands and climbing legs may be cute, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Be aware of the most common household hazards, and follow these...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Bites and Stings
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches
    Treating Dog Bites and Cat Scratches Be Aware! Some physicians have found cat scratch fever in patients complaining of fatigue, swollen glands, and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes a minor cat claw scratch can set off an allergic reaction or an in...
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    Water Safety
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness There's no better way to cool off on a hot day than with a swim. Swimming is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun during summer vacation, but it comes with some risks, too. Wheth...
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    Heat-Related Safety
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids With summertime right on the doorstep, most kids are looking forward to sunshine and outdoor activities. And while many parents are well-versed on the importance of sunscreen and skin pro...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Outdoor Safety
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping Hiking is an ideal warm weather activity for families. It gives you and your kids a chance to be active, explore nature, and spend time away from the lure of television and video games. Whether you're planning o...